DoD office works to transform scientific breakthroughs into military tech


The Pentagon is focused on developing the technology of the future and getting it into the hands of the warfighter. Barbara McQuiston, deputy chief technology officer for science and technology at the Defense Department (DoD), discussed these efforts on Government Matters.

  • McQuiston said her office looks at early-stage research and works to turn scientific discoveries into emerging technologies at scale.
  • The four areas of emerging opportunities McQuiston oversees are biotechnology, quantum science, advanced materials and future G.
  • Manufacturing is a critical element of developing emerging tech, she explained.
  • Some of the technologies she mentioned are chip-scale atomic clocks, quantum sensors, polymers, coatings, high-temperature materials and advanced communication capabilities.

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